Recreation Therapist

Recreation Therapist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
$49,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.8 years
How much does a recreation therapist make?
Recreation Therapists in the US make on average $75,359 annually or $36.23 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $113,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $50,000 per year. Most Recreation Therapist jobs are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Recreation Therapist salaries are Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Nevada, and Minnesota. Most Recreation Therapists spend 3.8 years in the position.
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Average Recreation Therapist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Recreation Therapist in the United States is $75,359 per year or $36.23 per hour. Recreation Therapists make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $109,868 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $66,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Recreation Therapist salaries are Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Nevada, and Minnesota. On the other hand, Indiana, Mississippi, Idaho, New Mexico, and Oklahoma report the lowest wages for Recreation Therapists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$109,868
2
Las Vegas, NV
$91,737
3
Mount Vernon, WA
$90,738
4
New Brunswick, NJ
$89,660
5
Rochester, NY
$88,462

Average Recreation Therapist Salary By Company

Recreation Therapists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Recreation Therapists are in Health Care companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Recreation Therapists are Kalispell Regional Healthcare and Mayo Clinic. Also, companies like Atlantic Health System and New York pay their Recreation Therapists very well.

Recently Added Recreation Therapist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
State of Minnesota
Recreation Therapist
01/29/2020
$42,950
State of North Carolina
Recreation Therapist
01/29/2020
$36,677
Recreation Therapist
01/29/2020
$37,506
Wisconsin State Government
Recreation Therapist
01/28/2020
$49,420
California Prison Health Care System
Recreation Therapist
01/24/2020
$78,624
Washington State
Recreation Therapist
01/24/2020
$43,116
Town of Brookline
Recreation Therapist
01/18/2020
$32,349
New York State Civil Service
Recreation Therapist
01/14/2020
$45,455
Medical Staffing Network
Recreation Therapist
12/31/2019
$64,697
State of North Carolina
Recreation Therapist
12/30/2019
$44,787
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